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Greater Des Moines Partnership to Host Untapped Talent Webinar on Recruiting Latinx Talent on Aug. 25

August 11, 2022

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Aug. 11, 2022) — The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host an untapped talent webinar on the topic of recruiting Latinx talent on Thursday, Aug. 25. The event will take place virtually from 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Over 60.5 million Latinx people live in the United States, representing 18% of the population. This Partnership event will explain the importance of hiring Latinx talent and what next steps businesses can take to begin the recruiting process. The event will include a panel presentation followed by a Q&A session with local experts.

Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Rich Salas, Chief Diversity Officer, Assistant Professor, Des Moines University
  • Joe Gonzales, Executive Director at Latino Resources, Inc.
  • More panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.

“Latinx workforce development strategies are crucial to the advancement of our region,” said Dr. Marvin DeJear, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at The Partnership. “This event will help employers better understand how they can tap into this invaluable community and how these individuals can better their businesses.”

Register for the event on The Partnership’s website.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.